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How one of the world's most wanted men evaded capture by posing as a New Age healer

Despite being one of the world's most wanted men, Radovan Karadzic evaded capture for more than a decade, including an extraordinary period where he disguised himself as a bearded New Age healer.<p>The former president of Bosnia's Serb republic disappeared from the public eye in 1996, and spent the …

Speedboats 'ruin' Prince Harry's Cornish haunt of Rock and make it a no-go area for swimmers

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs prepares to remove designated bathing status from the 'St Tropez of Cornwall'<p>As a playground of the privileged, Rock has gained a reputation as the St Tropez of the Cornish coast.<p>The once quiet fishing village boasts Prince Harry, Hugh Grant and …

Prince Harry

Seattle’s Famed Gum Wall Cleaned Off: Pictures

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Fur Seal Pups Mysteriously Washing Up on California Shores

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Spotify told us the top 20 songs people listen to in the shower — here they are

At a conference earlier this week, Ek revealed that there are 39,000 active playlists named "Shower." And these playlists get 550,000 streams every day. (No pun intended).<p>But what songs are these people listening to in the shower?<p>Business Insider reached out to Spotify to find out which songs go …

Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to …

The incredible story of the man who volunteered to enter Auschwitz and exposed the horrors of the Holocaust

In the early days of World War II, most of the world was unaware of the horrors occurring inside Nazi Germany's Auschwitz camp — until Polish army captain Witold Pilecki volunteered to figure out the camp's inner workings.<p>On September 19, 1940, German SS troops did exactly what Pilecki was hoping …

Accused killer of 'Baby Doe' ordered held without bail

BOSTON — Graphic details surrounding the murder of 2½-year-old Bella Bond emerged in an emotion-filled Boston courtroom Monday while Rachelle Bond, the girl's mother, stood with her eyes closed and head hung low.<p>"I hope you rot in hell!" said a spectator who hurried from the courtroom as Suffolk …

This is the airpower Russia has in Syria

Russian warplanes launched airstrikes in Syria on Sept. 30, a U.S. official said, shortly after the country’s parliament authorized President Vladimir Putin to use military force in the conflict.<p>The country has a mixture of 28 ground-attack aircraft and multi-role fighters stationed in Syria and …

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Mom accused of tossing baby to death from window is arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who apparently hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend, gave birth in his home and then tossed her newborn daughter out a …

Mom allegedly forced child to undergo 'unnecessary procedures' for 7 years

A New Jersey woman was indicted by a grand jury yesterday for allegedly forcing her 7-year-old daughter to undergo "unnecessary and potentially harmful" surgeries and tests, the <i>Star-Ledger</i> reports—and authorities say the 36-year-old started the abuse while she was pregnant with the girl, per the <i>New</i> …

Meet The Photographer Who Immortalized Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture

A new PBS documentary shines a light on Pedro Guerrero, photographer to the Starchitects of the 1950s and ’60s.<p>Fresh out of school, Pedro Guerrero (1917–2012) landed the role of Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer and played a pivotal role in presenting the architect’s work to the public. During the …

Elderly alleged Nazi charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder

German prosecutors say they've charged a 91-year-old woman with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations she was a member of the Nazi SS …

Old Age

Former peanut exec gets 28 years in prison for outbreak

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the …

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Police: Qatari sheikh left US with his speeding Ferrari

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Ferrari caught on video zooming through a Beverly Hills neighborhood last weekend is owned by a Middle Eastern sheikh …

Boy who killed at age 8 ready to return to school at 15

The now 15-year-old boy was a third-grader when police accused him of using a .22-caliber rifle to shoot his father and his father's friend as they returned home from work in 2008, making him one of the youngest homicide suspects in the U.S. No exact motive was revealed, although the boy referred …

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Oklahoma family found dead: 'We've just never seen anything like this'

Residents of the Tulsa bedroom community of Broken Arrow, Okla., were reeling Thursday following the overnight slaughter of five family members in what police are calling the worst homicide in the history of a town known for its lack of crime.<p>The dead included two adults, presumed to be the …

Toews unconcerned about team drop-off due to cap restraints: 'We're not done yet'

The Chicago Blackhawks are far from done.<p>That's the message being delivered by captain Jonathan Toews following his team's third Stanley Cup win in …

Report: An NFL player lost 2 fingers lighting off fireworks

Ryan Herman of Lincoln Times-News reports that sources close to Wilson's family say Wilson lost two fingers lighting fireworks over the 4th of July weekend.<p>Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune first reported that Wilson had injured his hand, though the severity of it was unknown:<p>The Bucs released a …

Defense begins last chance to save life of Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev

Hoping to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty, lawyers for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber aggressively portrayed his older brother, Tamerlan, as the brains and muscle behind the 2013 terrorist attack, revealing for the first time that Tamerlan initially planned to strike in Russia …

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

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James Holmes' Trial Begins In Colorado, 3 Years After Cinema Shooting

<b>(This post was updated at 4:23 p.m. ET.)</b><p>More than 1,000 days after James Holmes opened fire on an audience at a midnight movie in Aurora, Colo., his trial began in earnest on Monday.<p>Prosecutors said that two mental health evaluations found Holmes was sane.<p>The AP reports that a prosecutor said …

Photographer Olivier Duong Takes Us On A Visually Stunning Journey Through Haiti

<b>All Photographs Copyright Olivier Duong</b><p>Olivier Duong always braced himself for "that phone call" he says, "the one where I find out that my mother is no more." What Olivier perhaps didn't prepare for was his mother's death by a catastrophic earthquake, rather than her cancer diagnosis. Perhaps a …

Kim reveals Kardashians in family therapy over Jenner's transition

Kim Kardashian spoke out on the Today show to voice her support of Bruce Jenner. After the Olympic gold medalist revealed to Diane Sawyer that he transitioning from a man to a woman, his Kardashian step-children all tweeted positive and loving messages for a parent they call their “hero.”<p>"I see …